There is a statement that makes feminists of all stripes cringe. Call it false testimony, call it the straw man fallacy, call it begging the question, the point still remains: This is not an accurate representation of feminism. Whether we talk of the first wave, second wave or third wave, whether we talk of Christian egalitarianism, radical feminism or liberal feminism, this pervasive lie never becomes the truth. Sadly, many of those who propagate this lie are Christians: (more…)
Posts tagged ‘feminism’
Feminist: “Women make 76c to every dollar1 a man makes.”
Someone else (typically a man): “Remember that men chooses the better-paying, more dangerous jobs. And women take more leave for family reasons. And … And…”
Dear guy-who-try-to explain: Feminists already know that. (more…)
Purpose of experiment:
Many “Biblical womanhood” women, especially of the Quiverfull variety, claim that “feminists” neglect their children, while they love theirs. By this standard, attention to children is good (I agree) and neglecting them is bad. (I agree.) If their hypothesis holds out, the average child of a feminist mother would remember less personal attention from Mum than the average child of a biblical womanhood supporter. (more…)
(Note: The contents of this post is not something I teach, but which I put up for discussion so I can learn. This is a tentative idea.)
I recently read a book review with this sentence:
The strongest voices speaking into women’s lives in the twenty-first century are Islam and Feminism–systems that reside at opposite ends of the spectrum.
Feminism is, as I understand it, not at the end of any spectrum. It is, per dictionary definition, about giving women the same rights, opportunities, etc. as men.
So on a spectrum, it will be:
Could it be that feminism is, per definition, a moderate view?
A little girl once wrote this in her school book:
Her teacher asked her why she did it. She answered:
1) How long did the Hundred Years War last?
2) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
3) The Canary Islands are named after what animal?
4) What was King George VI’s first name?
5) What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane? (more…)